Bose Smart Soundbar 300 vs Vizio V51-H6 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Bose Smart Soundbar 300 vs Vizio V51-H6 comparison chart

Overall
Bose Smart Soundbar 300
7.6
Vizio V51-H6
6
10
8

Bose Smart Soundbar 300 vs Vizio V51-H6 review

Bose Smart Soundbar 300
vs
Vizio V51-H6

The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 vs Vizio V51-H6 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 was rated 7.6, while the Vizio V51-H6 has a rating 6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, microphone, action for the Smart Soundbar 300 and power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the V51-H6.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Smart Soundbar 300 has 3.0 and V51-H6 has 5.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 for audio features and specs, but the Vizio V51-H6 received 7 out of 10. The Smart Soundbar 300 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Smart Soundbar 300. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Vizio V51-H6. As in the Smart Soundbar 300, so in the V51-H6 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the Smart Soundbar 300 at 8 out of 10, while the V51-H6 was rated 6/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Smart Soundbar 300 or V51-H6. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The Smart Soundbar 300 was rated 4/10, while the V51-H6 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Bose Smart Soundbar 300 over Vizio V51-H6

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Multi-room support

Advantages Vizio V51-H6 over Bose Smart Soundbar 300

  • Separate subwoofer in package
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Common

Product

Bose Smart Soundbar 300
Vizio V51-H6

Model

Smart Soundbar 300
V51-H6

Brand

Bose
Vizio

Reviews

144
189

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

microphone, action
power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
0/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

66 x 5 x 10.1/26.5 x 2.2 x 4
99 x 27.2 x 40/39 x 11 x 16

Weight, kg/pounds

3.6/8
2/5

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Bose Smart Soundbar 300
Vizio V51-H6
Bose Smart Soundbar 300
Vizio V51-H6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 6
  • 7.6Bose Smart Soundbar 300
  • 6Vizio V51-H6

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